It’s no secret that my very favorite part of Christmas is the tree & the best parts of the tree are the ornaments.
I LOVE my Christmas ornaments! LOVE LOVE LOVE them!
If I thought I could get away with it I’d leave the tree up year round so I could see them all the time.
I don’t collect things really, apart from yarn - and Christmas ornaments.
And I only get to see my ornament collection one short time a year.
So I am positively giddy those first few days the tree is up, seeing them all out again, hanging from their branches.
Last year I wrote about the sentimental ones from the past, this year I am sharing my Star Wars & Father Christmas collections.
These are the Star Wars ornaments
9 full sized ornaments & 2 packs of 2 mini ornaments. I’ve been collecting them since they came out but there are some gaps in the years because the 3ft tree we had from 1999-2008 couldn’t hold their weight so I didn’t buy any. I’ve made up for that a bit last year & this year. We’re heavy on the good guys side now so next year I’ll be looking for Vader & the Death Star & maybe a Star Destoyer as well as a couple of whatever is new.
An all Star Wars tree before the boys move out is my ultimate goal.
Because some of these ornaments will go with them then.
Han and Boba Fett cannot let it go even during the holiday season.
Every morning I wake up and they are on a different place on the tree as if they are chasing one another around it.
The Falcon actually lights up! This surprised the heck out of us because…
The X-wing is supposed to light up and never has in 8 years.
I apparently did not get a shot of Luke’s speeder, but it keeps moving around as well.
This year we gained a snow speeder that makes actual sound! It plays dialogue from Empire before Dak gets killed.
Luke, from later in Empire, also joined us.
The princess seems a bit tired this year.
Possibly because she can’t escape her guard.
We also added some new smaller ornaments this year. Where were these when I only had a 3ft tree?
I had my usual problem getting toys to stand still. Rex insisted on swinging no matter what I did.
So did Yoda, but this looks like a cool sort of action shot, better than Rex anyway.
I did manage to get Boba Fett to be still & of course Han was no problem at all.
The other Hallmark ornament series I collect is the Father Christmas one. I have 4 of the 7.
and the new one
What is your favorite Christmas ornament?